Melon Cucumber Salad

Try these fruits of summer dressed with a sweet-and-sour dressing.


6 servings


1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon granulated (white) sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 cups 3/4-inch pieces melon, (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)
assorted salad greens
2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced


Shake oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper in tightly covered container; toss with melon and cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 8 hours. Drain salad. Serve on salad greens.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

Fresh lemon juice brings the best flavor to this tangy dressing. You'll need 1 or 2 lemons — depending on their size — to get the 2 tablespoons needed here.

You'll save plenty of time buy purchasing precut melon from the produce section.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 115 mg; Total Carbohydrate 10 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 1 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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